There is an alleged plot by al-Qaeda-allied al-Shabab militants to attack Somalia’s president and prime minister, the country’s spy agency warned on Monday.
The National Intelligence and Security Agency (Nisa) said in a tweet that it had briefed the nation’s leaders on the “plot being hatched by the al-Shabab mafia”.
The agency did not provide further details, but said that it was pursuing everyone involved.
The group that intensified attacks across Somalia recently attacked a heavily-fortified airport complex which houses UN offices, foreign embassies and various diplomatic missions in the capital, Mogadishu.
It also carried out two suicide bombings in the central Beledweyne town, killing at least 48 people, including a female member of the federal parliament.
The warning comes amid a political crisis in the country due to the much-delayed indirect elections.